ERIC Number: ED335532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb-11
Reference Count: N/A
Hearing on Dropout Prevention and Workplace Literacy. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session (Flint, Michigan).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This document contains oral and written testimony from a Congressional hearing on dropout prevention and workplace literacy held in Flint, Michigan, in February 1991. Testimony was given by officials of the United Auto Workers/General Motors training programs, a Michigan state senator and a state representative, school system and college administrators, an administrator of a program for Spanish-speaking persons, and a foundation official. In their testimony, witnesses described successful state and local programs that have reduced dropout rates. Programs described include Operation Graduation, the Tuition Incentive Program, programs for Spanish-speaking youths and their families, the Flint Community Schools Dropout Intervention Program, and Even Start, which is a literacy program for students and parents. The witnesses stressed that these programs have been successful because they have provided personal intervention for students and special attention to help them in their studies. Witnesses asserted that they could continue to serve youths and increase their services if more federal funds were made available, since some of the programs are presently funded solely by the state, which faces a tight budget and funding cuts. (KC)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Dropout Prevention, Federal State Relationship, Hearings, Hispanic Americans, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, State Programs, Two Year Colleges, Workplace Literacy, Youth Programs
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers: Congress 102nd; Michigan
Note: Serial No. 102-1. Document contains some small type.